Unfortunately, there are those who choose to commit themselves by covenant to the adversary. Conspiring men have formed secret combinations all through the ages to promote wickedness and evil. Immediately preceding the advent of the Savior on this continent 2,000 years ago, we are told of such a group who “did enter into a covenant one with another, yea, even into that covenant which was given by them of old, which covenant was given and administered by the devil, to combine against all righteousness.
Source: Robert L. Simpson, “Commitment,” Conference Report, April 1967, p. 67-70. At the time of this talk Robert L Simpson was 1st Counselor of the Presiding Bishopric of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was also a member of the 1st Quorum of the Seventy.
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